The Cape Bolinao Lighthouse is located at Brgy: Patar Bolinao Pangasinan rises majestically 351 feet above sea level atop punta piedra point; a towering hill of solid rock which is the sharp point of cape Bolinao itself.
It has 140-steps winding stairway of the tower leads to the illumination room and the lantern is visible 44 kilometers away.
The late Bolinao historian Catalino Catanaoan said the original light machine was manufactured in England, while the lantern, with three wicks and chimneys, was imported from France.
Presently it is more than a hundred years old. It is one of the five major lighthouses in the country and the second tallest, next to the Cape Bojeador lighthouse in Burgos, Ilocos Norte. It has become a prominent landmark that tourist’s frequent and guiding ships and vessels cruising the international passage along the South China Sea.
In 1999, the lighthouse was renovated through a loan package extended by the Japanese government to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), which is in charge of the facility. Aside from repairing and repainting the tower, they also included the assistance such as setting up solar panels, a new apparatus and two beacon lights.
The lighthouse was fueled by kerosene during its first 80 years of operation. When the Pangasinan I Electric Cooperative extended its lines to Patar, the lanterns were powered by electricity.Presently the management of the said Lighthouse was turned over to the government of Bolinao.